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 Topic: Why Britons Get Caught in The Pakistan Web.

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  • Why Britons Get Caught in The Pakistan Web.
     OP - December 18, 2008, 07:59 PM

    I thought this looked interesting. I must get Lieven's book when it's published.
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article5354981.ece

    Religion is ignorance giftwrapped in lyricism.
  • Re: Why Britons Get Caught in The Pakistan Web.
     Reply #1 - December 18, 2008, 08:13 PM

    Found the following sentence regarding Pakistani British Muslims interesting

    'While they are often close to the bottom of the heap, socially and economically, the possession of British passports gives them great prestige among their relatives in Pakistan and a powerful advantage in picking brides.'

    Something I hadn't contemplated before.

    So if you've got a British passport you could potentially get a richer, fitter-looking wife than you would normally.

    And who said Islam wasn't just all about sex.
  • Re: Why Britons Get Caught in The Pakistan Web.
     Reply #2 - December 18, 2008, 08:23 PM

    Or husband.
    Have a look at 'positional goods' on wiki if you're not familiar with the concept already.

    Religion is ignorance giftwrapped in lyricism.
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